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rxsie

Gardening is my time to find peace 🌹🌼🌱🍁 My garden challenge is growing potted plants as I rent and have dogs!

Prunus Avium

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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rxsie

Today's #yeild of cherries 😍 still waiting for the rest to become deep red

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angipangi

OMG Scrumptious or what. 👍🏻

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rxsie

@angipangi they are quite sweet.... couldn't risk letting them ripen more because of the looming rain. Takes a lot of effort to net the tree and prune it but it's worth it 😁 today iv been in the tree for 2 hours picking them and cutting off waste,very achey now.

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angipangi

I love cherries but I cannot seem to get a cherry tree to survive here without the dreaded black cherry fungus taking over. I said in a post a while ago I've had to dump 2 cherry trees for that reason so decided to give up. I even washed down the tree with a specialised tree wash in the winter to try & kill off the eggs but no success. I think I said then that life's too short to spend time washing trees in the winter. I just buy cherries now but nothing compares with GYO👍🏻

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rxsie

@angipangi I have not experienced black fungus, just birds, ants and wasps. I try to be careful as to when I prune because they catch diseases other times of the year. They also need mulching in early spring to prevent the cherries splitting after rain...which is something I am having a lot of this year. I am still undecided if it's worth the hassle, they do provide loads of fruit once looked after.

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rxsie

#fruit #cherry

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angipangi

It obviously is a lot of work but at least you are rewarded. It is often a case of weighing up the pros & cons and sometimes reluctantly giving up. Some folk say what a price this & that is but unless you have experienced doing it yourself you have no idea the work going in to produce it. Good luck.

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tina

@angipangi me and you too they look yum I had to get rid of my too . it was worth all your hard work @rxsie

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rxsie

@tina if I ever plant my own tree (this one's my mums) I think I wud train it into a fan and make it flat. Then would be a lot easier to manage #gyo #tip

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tina

@rxsie yes I would too and it would cover the fence too seen them on the gardening programmes

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rxsie

#cherries are starting to become #ripe and fatten up #cherrytree #fruittrees

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rxsie

Prunus Avium 'Stella' Cherry Tree

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